Thursday, August 4, 2011
An Exciting Day - Two adoptions - 6 Intakes!
Tish and Buddy found forever homes in Lafayette. I drove the two to Lafayette today to meet their new families. I am so excited for both of them. The families are just perfect for the dogs. I can't wait to get pictures and updates on their progress. When I place a dog with a great family, it makes all the work worth the effort.
A Wonderful Surprise - I received an email from a family that sent a lovely donation toward our vet bills. I had tried to place a dog for them. The elderly lady's family wanted only the best for Jazz so they elected to let her stay in her surroundings until the last minute. They made sure she had the best vet care and were willing to send Jazz to any group that would guarantee she could live out her life in a loving environment. Some of you may remember Jazz and her story. Her mama had to be placed in a nursing facility and Jazz had no one at home to care for her. Fortunately, an absolutely fantastic neighbor stepped up to the plate and fed and walked Jazz daily for several months. She was certainly Jazz's guardian angel. We tried to help Jazz, but her guardian angel, Bobbi, found her a home at the last minute. We were preparing to go get her when a family was found. At any rate, the family of the elderly lady, wanted to thank us. It warmed my heart to know that there are people out there that really care about the dogs left behind when an elderly person can no longer care for their pets.
So take this opportunity to speak to your elderly family members and see what plans they have for their pets. We make plans to give the furniture and jewelry to our relatives when we pass, so why not make sure the canine companion is guaranteed a home.